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West Virginia Chemical Spill Company Files for Bankruptcy

The company blamed for a chemical spill that left hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents without safe drinking water has filed for bankruptcy. Freedom Industries filed for Chapter 11 protection Friday, eight days after a chemical used to process coal leaked from one of its storage tanks into the Elk River, contaminating the drinking water of 300,000 people in nine counties. The bankruptcy filing temporarily shields Freedom from at least 20 lawsuits filed against it because of the...

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